Special Issue "Economic Evaluation and Caries Prevention"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Oral Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Caries is globally the most prevalent noncommunicable disease, causing pain and detracting from quality of life. Although it is a chronic multifactorial disease, caries is largely preventable through a combination of measures at individual, professional and community levels. Once the disease is established there is increased risk of further progression, and this takes its toll, from both health and economic perspectives.
Health economic evaluations provide decision makers with important information. This input is important when the aim is to use scarce resources efficiently. It is also of value for development of guidelines and funding of research. To provide dentistry with relevant health economic evaluations, there is a need of studies on both its costs as well as its outcomes (presented in terms that enables a decision maker to prioritize effectively). There is furthermore a need for simulation models that can analyze methods from different time horizons and perspectives. Furthermore, health economic evaluations of caries would also benefit from estimating QALY values for various health states.
Dental caries is unevenly distributed in society and there is evidence, in both children and adults, of an association between socioeconomic status and dental caries. The same pattern occurs regionally, nationally as well as globally: the oral health of the socially disadvantaged is poorer than that of those with better living conditions. For all levels of society to have good dental health, effective oral health preventive interventions need to be implemented. Economic evaluations of caries preventive methods may help to get there.
Papers addressing these topics are invited for this Special Issue.
Dr. Thomas Davidson
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- Health economics
- Economic evaluation
- Health technology assessment
- Oral health
- Quality of life